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Woodland meetings by Division

PLEASE NOTE - in the light of the coronavirus outbreak, woodland meetings occuring before 31 May have been cancelled or postponed, and the viability of meetings after this date will be reviewed after Easter.  Please contact the local Honorary Secretary for up to date information. 

Every year, the RFS offers up a superb programme of woodland visits throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland which showcasee all aspects of forestry and woodland management and are excellent opportunities for members to meet, learn and exchange ideas whilst visiting varied and interesting woodlands, many of which are not accessible to the general public.  RFS members are entitled to join ANY visit, regardless of which division they are a member of, and will always receive a warm welcome from other divisions.  To attend members should email their Divisional Honorary Secretary (email address supplied on the fixtures card and on the contacts page of QJF) or email events@rfs.org.uk 

To use the map: hover your cursor over the divisional area of the country you would like to look at, then click. This will bring up the list of divisional visits below.

 

 

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Herefordshire
5
Jun
  • Venue: Haugh Wood, Woolhope near Hereford
  • Date: 5th June 2020
  • 10.00 - 16.00

We'll discuss managing woodlands for declining species, diversity and resilience with particular reference to butterfly conservation.  This is a joint meeting with Ledbury Naturalists Field Club.  For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Divisional Chair Nick Smith, on nick.smith@forestrycommission.gov.uk

Biosecurity

As an educational charity, the RFS must lead by example on the biosecurity measures recommended by the Forestry Commission (FC) and Defra to minimise the risk of spreading soil-borne tree infections. You can make a difference to stopping the spread of tree diseases. Clean boots are a first step!  For further information, please click here

 

11
Jul
  • Venue: Visit to Bromesberrow Estate, Ledbury
  • Date: 11 July 2020
  • 10.00 - 16.00

Thirty years of quality estate management - and thoughts for the next thirty years. This is a Three Counties meeting, organised by the Herefordshire Division.  For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Divisional Chair, Nick Smith, at nick.smith@forestrycommission.gov.uk

Biosecurity

As an educational charity, the RFS must lead by example on the biosecurity measures recommended by the Forestry Commission (FC) and Defra to minimise the risk of spreading soil-borne tree infections. You can make a difference to stopping the spread of tree diseases. Clean boots are a first step!  For further information, please click here

18
Sep

 

  • Venue: Ransfords Sawmill & The Hurst Woodland, Bishops Castle, Shropshire
  • Date: 18th September 2020
  • 10.00 - 16.00

This is a modern integrated sawmill operations and commercial inv estment timber woodland.  Numbers may need to be limited so an early booking is advisable.  For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Divisional Chair, Nick Smith, at nick.smith@forestrycommission.gov.uk

Biosecurity

As an educational charity, the RFS must lead by example on the biosecurity measures recommended by the Forestry Commission (FC) and Defra to minimise the risk of spreading soil-borne tree infections. You can make a difference to stopping the spread of tree diseases. Clean boots are a first step!  For further information, please click here

 

19
Nov
  • Venue: Stoke Lacy village hall, near Bromyard, Herefordshire 
  • Date: 19 November 2020
  • 18.30 - 21.30

THIS MEETING WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR 25 MARCH

Overview:  Hot Pot supper.  Talk by Dr Steve Carter from the Vincent Wildlife Trust on pine martens.

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact your local Divisional Chair, Nick Smith, at nick.smith@forestrycommission.gov.uk